“He’s Up To Speed”

September 4th, 2014


Vincent Jackson wasn’t talking about any kind of learning curve for the Bucs’ first-round draft pick today.

No, V-Jax was clear he expects big things from rookie wide receiver Mike Evans, who will line up opposite him on Sunday. Jackson talked about how Evans has been a model student and said “he’s up to speed” now, as he still continues to grow and learn.

Evans turned 21 a couple of weeks ago, and he wasn’t asked to master much at Texas A&M. Throw in playing limited football in high school, and Evans almost defines the term “raw.”

And thus, Evans will be a huge X-factor in the Bucs’ season. Will he play like a rookie, or will the Bucs get big-time production? One could ask the same thing about 21-year-old tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who the Bucs surely will count on to produce in the red zone with his giant body.

Without serious production from those rookies, the Bucs offense has little hope of being average.

You can hear all of V-Jax’s comments via 620wdae.com audio below.

12 Responses to ““He’s Up To Speed””

  1. 77 bassguitarist Says:

    Joe thanks for the ticket monster link i got mine
    Today i will be at game…..GO BUCS!!!

  2. Danati74 Says:

    Guy is a true professional. Looking for M. Evans, ASJ, and Vincent to all have good numbers this year. If they do, then McCown will have a good year as well. D. Martin is my favorite Buc thou. I hope he has a great year. Silence all the ppl that think his rookie year was average.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    Put the ball on Evans hands and he will be gaining some yards. Go Bucs!!! Go Evans!!!

  4. Unislookgoodunislookugly Says:

    Leave up to you Joe for throwing in your digs. Why are you settling for average for our offense? Like that’s the best we can hope for? We do have other weapons including Doug Martin, other receivers and Tight ends.. I expect an above average offense. But hey I’m just a fan not someone that is only expecting a 7-9 season and an average offense. Why not be a fan instead of trying act like your the smartest one in the room. Others with more football knowledge have no problem predicting a winning season. Doesn’t hurt to be a homer when it’s the only team you cover.

  5. Jim Walker Says:

    They will test Evans. After week 3-4 expect V-Jax to explode as he gets more 1 on 1 coverage.

  6. Louis Friend Says:


    As long as you keep reading, I’m sure that’s what Joe cares about. If predicting a 13-3 season got more site clicks for a year – Joe’s writers would do it. It wouldn’t, so they don’t. This isn’t a site about true journalism. But it is a decent place to sort through the TMZ trash and find interesting news.

  7. Eric Says:

    That Buffalo corner is still trying to find his shoes after that move Evans put on him

    This kid has skills.

    I hope he’s a big part of the game plan, whoever comes up with one.

  8. bucinnc Says:

    my fantasy team is hoping vjax is right and more importantly i hope this kid becomes a star of the league for years to come

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Does this kid have a nickname yet? He needs one. Bucs are giving free tickets to Season Ticket holders for Sundays game. They want a full hous so I’m taking two more.

    Go Bucs!!!

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    What digs?

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I had a dream that the stadium was filled with hardly any Panthers fans.

    I think an effort to take the sound record should be made.

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    V-Jax, Evans, Seferian-Jenkins, AND McCown are ALL dope basketball players!!!

    Dunkaneers muddddddddaaaaafukkkkkkaaaaaasssss!!!